Nielsen On Verge Of Making History For Ferrari, Aims For GTD Title In 2016 IMSA Season-Ending Petit Le Mans At Road Atlanta

Christina Nielsen is on the verge of making history by becoming the first woman to win a major full-season championship in North American professional sports car competition. She’ll join Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Segal in the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort at Road Atlanta (FOX Sports GO, FS1, Live, 11 a.m. ET).

The trio teamed to win earlier this season at Sebring and Watkins Glen, opening a commanding 32-point lead (299-267) over Dodge Viper drivers Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) standings. Nielsen can claim the title by achieving the three-hour minimum driving time

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Petit Fast Facts

  • 10 hours of racing
  • First run on October 10, 1998
  • Class winners of this event receive an automatic invitation to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
An Official Charity of Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta has been a strong supporter of the Austin Hatcher Foundation and pediatric cancer diversionary therapies. Road Atlanta has served as a host for the Annual Motul Petit Le Mans Charity Weekend, which includes the Annual Charity Motorcycle ride and weekend diversionary therapies associated with the Motul Petit Le Mans road race.

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